Saturday, August 31, 2013

Review: A Kiss of Blood by Kallysten

A Kiss of Blood
All Deidra wanted was a family.

Instead of a husband and children however, fate gives her a Sire, a clan, and a village she is sworn to protect from beastly demons. It also gives her Tristen, who teaches her what it means to be a vampire—and what it means to love.

When her duties to her village conflict with her Sire’s orders, she has to choose which part of her family is the most important. And Tristen, confronted with her disappearance, also needs to decide where his loyalties lie.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Child Of the Sacred Earth by Alicia Michaels


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Bio:

Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. The mother of two and wife to an Army sergeant loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.






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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Review: In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers

In Too Deep
18+ Adult Content

Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires.

Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.

Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.

Stranded with no ride and nowhere to go, Fallon allows her best friend to convince her to stay in Brody’s apartment. He’s determined to claim her heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. Fallon prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.

With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.

Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cover Reveal and GIVEAWAY: Running in Place by L.B. Simmons




Running in Place (Mending Hearts #2)

By L.B. Simmons

Expected release date: Late October 2013


SERIES READING ORDER:




Blurb:

Tatum O’Connell:

Some call me a party girl. People see me as happy, full of life, with absolutely no cares in the world. They see what I want them to see. But no one knows me - really knows me. Not even Noah Reese. Mr. Perfect is always watching me, most likely judging every single imperfect thing I do. But, if Noah wants to keep an eye on me, that’s just fine. I definitely don’t mind. I just hope he doesn’t have any plans to save me from my new-found life of self-destruction because in order to save me, he will have to see me…

And I’m never going to let that happen.

Noah Reese:

Perfect. That’s me. That’s the only acceptable way to be, according to my father. Perfect grades. Perfect manners. Perfect athlete. Perfect SAT scores. Perfect college. And recently, I was accepted into the perfect med school. My future has already been mapped out for me and there’s nothing that can change that. Not even Tatum O’Connell. That girl is out of control, yet for some reason, I can’t seem to keep my distance from her. I watch her closely, hoping that one day she’ll let me in, but watching her lead her life down the dangerous path she’s on right now isn’t easy…

I have a feeling I’m about to find myself swept away by the hurricane that is Tatum O’Connell.

Two fleeting souls,

Unknowingly tethered.

Too slowly drawn,

Impatient fate calls.

The jolting collide intertwines their lives

And splinters their walls.”

Catalyst” – Noah Reese
 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

JGBS Presents: His Saving Grace by Heather Gray







Title: His Saving Grace

Author: Heather Gray

Published: Astraea Press, July 30th, 2013

Word Count: approx. 32,400

Genre: Regency Inspirational Romance



Synopsis: Will she be able to save him from himself?

Grace finds herself wed to a man who loathes her. She is shunned and exiled to the farthest corner of the land. It wouldn't hurt so much if he hadn't once been her best friend.

Thomas became a duke long before he was ready. Now he can't go anywhere without women trying to entrap him into marriage. He expected better from his childhood friend.

How can friendship, let alone marriage, thrive in the face of bitterness, suspicion, and misunderstanding?

What's to be done when the hurtful choices made in anger have lasting consequences?

It takes a special kind of person to see past the pain to the beauty that lies beyond…

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Review: The Blood Of Others by C.L. Stegall

The Blood of Others
Although Paris appears to be your average teenager, behind that guise resides a lethal 130-year-old-vampire. After having served for decades as one of the elite High Guard in an underground vampire society, one fateful decision turns her from trusted bodyguard to criminal.
Paris’ actions end in a death sentence and she finds herself in the human world, on the run from Garrett, an ancient assassin and the one man on the planet who knows her well enough to find her.
As Paris tries to find her place in this new world, she encounters other vampires and humans who revel both in their frailty and their own monstrous natures. She soon learns that the larger issue is that she might not belong in this world after all. Not to mention the fact that the very man sent to destroy her is the only man she has ever loved.

Review: Boy in Box by Christopher Michael

Boy in Box 

After a double murder shakes a suburban town, a boy's life becomes the center of a chain-reaction of events that affects everyone around him.

Luther McRae, an introverted family product of a busy mother, an overworked father and an autistic sister keeps the secrets of his pre-teen angst written down on scraps of paper and locked away in a box. That is, until a new girl arrives in town like a whirlwind to break down his walls and invade his guarded, emotional turf.

Boy in Box is a story about growing up and finding identity amid the chaos and confusion of puberty and the anxiety of entering into a stressful adult world while questioning whether everything happens for a reason.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Surprise Birthday Blast for D.T. Dyllin

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Book one of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance  
299 pages  
by D.T. Dyllin
For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience. To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes. As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.
Book two of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
New Adult Paranormal Romance
241 pages
P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late. In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save. After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?
 
Book one of the Death Trilogy
Erotic Paranormal Romance  
307 pages
by D.T. Dyllin
Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it's not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn't it? As an empath, she senses other people's emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real. There's no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died. Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death

About the Author
Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.
 
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Friday, August 23, 2013

JGBS presents: Spotlight and giveaway of Beyond Earth by Arlene Lagos






Title: Beyond Earth

Author: Arlene Lagos

Published: June 24th, 2013

Word Count: 45,700

Genre: YA Science Fiction Fantasy

Recommended Age: 13+



Synopsis:

Hidden in the fabric of our own galaxy are five planets, anchored to Earth and thriving with life. When young Adaminia walks through a doorway and onto another planet, she learns the truth about her destiny. She must locate the other six warriors and unite their shared power in order to fight off the growing darkness set to destroy their existence.




Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dragonfairy Press presents a Review Tour of Hot Redemption by K.D. Penn

 


Title: Hot Redemption
Author: K.D. Penn (pseudonym for Kenya Wright and D.T. Dyllin)
Genre: Cyberpunk Erotic Romance
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Expected publication: July 2013


Blurb:
Epic and his brothers don’t rob strip clubs for fun or fame, but to use the electric currency to take care of their family. With androids and robots flooding the job market, it’s almost impossible for humans to find work. Besides, stealing comes easy to the gang, until Phoenix steps into their lives, snatching away their bounty and fogging up Epic’s mind with her seductive scent.


Shots blare. A chase ensues. Both sides refuse to yield. And the small compromise that comes is brought by chains and a promise for a bigger hit—on a planet far away from earth.


Can Epic and Phoenix work together to rescue themselves from poverty?


Or will they find another type of redemption, one lathered in lust and warmth, pleasure, and the type of undemanding love that no human can live without?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blood and Sacrifice by Jessica Gibson Blog Tour and Giveaway





 
 
Title: Blood and Sacrifice
Author: Jessica Gibson
Series: Blood Ties Novella Series (#2)
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 2013
Edition/Formats Available In: Ebook
Blurb/Synopsis:
Bronwyn left everything behind when she left with Ronan. She became what he needed her to be and forgot the rest. Too bad the past won't stay in the past.
Rider bursts back into her life uninvited, and is not the man she remembers. There is an edge to him that was not there before. Bronwyn is torn by guilt over what he has become and anger at being blamed for it.
When Ronan ended his maker’s life, he inherited a line of vampires and a whole set of problems to go along with it. Bronwyn must decide if their love is worth it, worth the killing, and the constant disruption of their lives.
Is love enough? Can Bronwyn find herself again and strike a balance between who she wants to be and who Ronan needs her to be? Or will she lose herself all over again?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: Letting Go by Danielle Taylor





About the author
 
 
Danielle Taylor has lived in and travelled to many countries. She enjoys many different genres – both writing and reading – and always seems to have a project on the go. Feel free to like her page on Facebook and don’t be afraid to drop her a line.
 
 
Tagline: She'll steal his heart...but is he ready to love again?

                                                           Blurb:

Violet Simon has spent her entire life preparing to take her father’s place at the head of their multi-billion dollar automotive parts company. Shortly before her twenty-fifth birthday, she decides to take a month-long vacation and do a few things well outside of her comfort zone.

MornĂ© Styger still isn’t over his wife’s death, but he’s attempting to make a fresh start in Los Angeles. When the enigmatic Violet calls hims up at Adventures Inc. seeking a month of thrills, he’s eager to impress his first high profile client. But with her violet eyes and innocence, MornĂ© has a hard time trying to keep things professional.

Neither of them could have been prepared for the forceful attraction they shared, and neither will back down from their dreams. So where does that leave love?


 

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spotlight: Forgiven by Rebecca Brooke



SYNOPSIS
What happens when one moment changes the course of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.
Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life. Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a black shadow?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Spotlight and giveaway:The Eldaen Light Chronicles










Title: The Bringer's Quest (The Eldaen Light Chronicles

Book 2)

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Published: August 12th, 2013

Word Count: 130,000

Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Content Warning: Includes sexual content, violence, and explicit language.

Recommended Age: 18+



Synopsis: Time can bring about many positive changes. For Ariel Richmond, getting her magical necklace to work isn’t one of them.

The year has introduced new comrades and friends, and every day they find their place within Ariel’s alliance. But Ariel herself is at a standstill. While her world advances around her, she’s forced to watch other’s successes. And as her frustrations about her progression toward leadership grow, she and Luca are driven further apart.

Luca sees Ariel’s situation, not as a hindrance, but as an unexpected strategy. Her stalemate keeps her out of battle, allowing him and her coalition to insure her safety from the world that threatens to destroy her. His constant fight to protect Ariel also acts as a shield, making it easy to distract himself from the nightmares of his past and hide his darkest secrets from the woman he loves.

As Luca hides behind his walls, Ariel is forced to become a leader on own. When a surprise from her past arrives willing to aid her, Ariel struggles between the priority of leadership and that of love.

Time ticks away and the enemy won’t wait for the Bringer of Peace to become a leader. The hunt for blood is on whether Ariel is ready or not.



The Bringer's Quest:




Title: The Crimson Hunt (The Eldaen Light Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Published: November 7th, 2012

Word Count: 105,000

Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Content Warning: Includes sexual content, violence, and explicit language.

Recommended Age: 18+

Synopsis: College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful. 

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

 








Title: Incandescence (A Bringer’s Quest Novella)

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Published: August 12th, 2013

Word Count: approx. 50,000

Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Content Warning: Includes sexual content, violence, and explicit language.
Recommended Age: 18+

Synopsis: The details behind that infamous hookup in The Bringer’s Quest…

Gemini Maylor is bored as hell. He lost his best friend Luca to a set of long legs and a pair of breasts. Now, he’s not only shy one wingman, but finds himself feeling a way he never has before.

Lonely.

Bailey Hughes loves the quiet. But she has to admit she misses her bestie. As draining as it is to be Ariel Richmond’s best friend, Bailey finds the job oddly fulfilling. So when Ariel and her boyfriend Luca decide to devote more time to each other, Bailey finds herself left behind.

Gemini and Bailey couldn’t be more opposite. Gemini is a fiery Eldaen man with a rock star complex. And Bailey is, well, kinda average. But when the absence of their best friends brings them together, they discover a heat between them that only makes sense. The question is: Is that fire lasting?

Incandescence is a new adult romance with science fiction elements. The 50,000-word novella is not a standalone and follows The Bringer’s Quest.

**Warning: Novella contains strong language. Gemini just can’t seem to help himself.**









About the Author:



Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.








Giveaway Details:
There is an international tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
An eBook prize pack of The Eldaen Light Chronicles series: The Crimson Hunt, The Bringer's Quest, and Incandescence.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: The Silent Swan by Lex Keating

The Silent Swan
Once upon a time – better known as “now” - Gabriel Pritz reigns as king of his high school. Easy grades, perfect baseball season, a pretty date for prom—he's coasting into a golden future. Until his parents demand he cook dinner once a week. Caught between kitchen fires and ballpark withdrawal, Gabe is thrown into Tam Swann's orbit. Hostile, friendless, and stubborn, she's exactly the sort of person he'd prefer to avoid.

Tam's sphere of influence expands beyond Gabe's sad domestic skills, rapidly invading everything from his favorite game to parts of his soul he didn't know existed. It's uncomfortable, it's hard work, it's...making him a better man. And that's just what she does to people she doesn't like. The better he gets to know her, the more he has to face the truth: this sharp, heart-breaking outcast is worth fighting for. How many families, fairy tales, and felons will he go through to ride to the rescue of the bravest person he's ever met?

Blucy Book Blast and Giveway!!!

Blucy by Julia Dweck About the Book

Title: Blucy
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Erika LeBarre
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Xist Publishing
Number of pages: 21
Recommended age: 3+
Summary (Amazon): Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along. When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn't realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality. Features full screen images and pop-up text.

Blucy Facebook Page * Blucy Pinterest Page * Goodreads

 

Purchase & Special Offer

Xist Publishing is pleased to offer you a special Buy One Get One FREE (BOGO) offer when you purchase Blucy by Julia Dweck. The Deal? If you purchase Blucy (e-book) through Amazon, you will receive a FREE electronic copy of Julia Dweck's newest book, Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep (released September 5, 2013). All you have to do is forward your purchase confirmation email to sales@xistpublishing.com and Xist Publishing will send you a complimentary copy of Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep. Don't wait to take advantage of this great deal!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Children's Review: The Moon is Broken

The Moon is Broken!
A simple lunar lesson belays a deeper message of acceptance and trust in The Moon is Broken!

Children learn in layers. Every
day they are building upon their primary foundations of understanding. Monique B. Martin charmingly demonstrates how
children view, process and learn from the world around them in The Moon is Broken!, a rhyming story
written for children ages 3 to 8, yet easily relatable for children of all ages.
It explains why the moon appears to change shapes and exemplifies how all of God’s
creations are made with perfect purpose. The
Moon is Broken! e-book version is
also available in Spanish.

As the young girl in The Moon is Broken! looks out her window
before bed, she sees that the moon is a crescent, no longer a circle, and she
fears a piece has broken off. She looks for the piece of moon but can’t find it
and she wonders why God hasn’t noticed it is broken and fixed it. Is he sick?
Is he sleeping? Where is he? She runs to her mother, who explains the movement
of the moon around the earth and why it appears to change shape.

The Moon is Broken! teaches its small listeners and readers that appearances do not
tell the whole story. The mother explains
the importance of trusting in God and his design.

Children with special needs,
infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary children all will enjoy and
learn from this sweet story that will leave them knowing, feeling, that they
are exactly as they are supposed to be.

Winning Back Ryan blog tour and giveaway~




About the Author: 

She loves going to NJ diners on the weekendor inspirationdrinks a pot of coffee a dayand loves finding new music to add to her playlist.  Author to Just Good Friends and Winning Back Ryan. 

 Getting Back Annie, Office Perks, and Sirens and Sweethearts are soon to be released. 



Synopsis: 
  • Anne Watson comes home from work to find her boyfriend cheating. 
  • While taking a shower, he explains why he's so unhappy in their relationship, i.e. his excuse for cheating. 
  • Determined to fix her relationship, she speaks to her four closest friends, all male, for their advice. 
  • She decides to start running with her best friend, Brian, every morning.  
  • Each of her friends helps her with an aspect of trying to reclaim her relationshipthough no one wants her back with Ryan. 
  • They show her proof of how much of a dog he really is. It is the breaking straw for her. 
  • Now determined for revenge, she continues everything that she was doing before, only now it's to mess with her ex's head, not to have him back. 
  • Throughout the story, she realizes that she is in love with her best friendwho has been in love with her for five years. 
  • As they try to move from friends to lovers, she also learns that her other close friend, Ben, has been harboring feelings for her for years, but won't do anything out of loyalty to Brian. 
  • When Anne is finally ready to move on with her life and leave her apartment for good, Ryan cannot accept it and attempts to rape her.  
  • Ben saves her and the book ends with her ex in jail and Anne now living with Brian, her now boyfriend.  
  • Set up for love triangle between Ben and Brian.